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ChuukeseEdit

TonganEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *poñu (compare Fijian vonu, Hawaiian honu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pəñu (compare Malay penyu), from Proto-Austronesian *pəñu (compare Puyuma penu).

NounEdit

fonu

  1. turtle, sea turtle
    ʻI hono fōfoa‘í pē, ‘oku ‘alu leva e fanga ki‘i fonu valevalé ki he ‘ōsení.
    Once hatched, the baby turtles make their way to the ocean.
  2. kind of beetle (very shiny) (shaped like a turtle)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *ponuq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pənuq (compare Malay penuh).

AdjectiveEdit

fonu

  1. full (of container or its contents, or of a notebook etc.)
    ‘I he ngaahi founga fē ‘e malava ai ke tau fakahāhā ‘oku tau fonu ‘i he mēsi?
    In what ways can we show that we are full of mercy?

TuvaluanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *poñu (compare Fijian vonu, Hiri Motu honu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pəñu (compare Malay penyu), from Proto-Austronesian *pəñu (compare Puyuma penu).

NounEdit

fonu

  1. turtle, sea turtle
    A ko ou tāgata ne olo ki te ulugā honu.
    And those guys have gone to get the two turtles.